Couch forts, skipping rocks, snowball fights, rolling down hills and catching fireflies. < <--- Can you spot what's missing from this list? Yep, cookie dough! I've been reading (and loving) this book on the seven essential life skills kids need lately, but in addition to skills there are experiences I want my littles to carry with them [...] Continue Reading
BLT bites: cream cheese mixed together with spinach, bacon, and Parmesan cheese, and stuffed in a cherry tomato... it's a bite-size grain-free BLT sandwich!
Cherry Tomato BLT Bites
There is a good reason that the Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwich is such a beloved food. The crunchy fresh lettuce, sweet/tart tomatoes, salty bacon, and creamy mayo [...] Continue Reading
(((Happy sigh))) Over the past week I've jumped through rolling waves, captured ghost crabs under starlight, crossed something off my bucket list, and watched with joy as my littles gifted their alligator floaty and sand toys to another family with three littles on our last day. I've also "watched this" fourteen thousand times, rolled out of bed [...] Continue Reading
Moist and cakey, these lemon poppyseed muffins are like sweet little bursts of sunshine on a stay-in-your-pajamas rainy day . . . or a pop-out-of-bed and hit the road early day . . . or any day, really. Like my five-minute ketchup, super simple cauliflower crust, and homemade chicken nuggets, they're easy enough to whip up while [...] Continue Reading
The sky is blue, racecar spelled backwards is still racecar, and in most cases heartburn is caused by low stomach acid, not high. Yes, seriously. After testing thousands of heartburn patients at his Tahoma Clinic, Jonathan Wright, M.D., concluded that excess stomach acid is not the problem in over 90% of cases. (source)Last week I covered what [...] Continue Reading
Here's a fun little question for you - which of these statements is false?
A) A Banyan Tree near Kolkata, India is larger than the average Walmart
B) There are more nerve connections in your brain than there are stars in our galaxy
C) Heartburn is usually due to too little stomach acid, not too much
Okay, that was a trick question. They're all [...] Continue Reading
"The trouble is, you cannot grow just one zucchini. Minutes after you plant a single seed, hundreds of zucchini will barge out of the ground and sprawl around the garden, menacing the other vegetables. At night, you will be able to hear the ground quake as more and more zucchinis erupt." - Dave BarryThere is a situation in my garden - one I [...] Continue Reading
"Be your own kind of beautiful" <- I'd never heard those exact words until a few years ago, but thanks to my mom I've seen them lived all my life.So, I am beautiful when I'm laughing till I cry with my toddler . . . even when I haven't showered in two days. And I am beautiful when I'm crying with my eight-year-old over the last chapter of [...] Continue Reading
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I'm Heather, aka The Mommypotamus. I’m a wife, mom, real food lover, research geek, and amateur homesteader. And potamus... obviously.